He got checks for $3000.00 to $10,000.00 for his FAKE STORIES that went viral.
His stories were sent out onto the internet by top people in the President Pussy Grabber's Campaign.
One of the people creating those ludicrous stories is Paul Horner, a writer who has spent the last six years making up news items, getting them up on Facebook and Google, and then collecting the checks that roll in when they go viral. Trump aides Kellyanne Conway, Corey Lewandowski, and son Eric all sent tweets including links to Horner stories; they never checked to find out if they were true and very likely didn’t care. After all, spreading lies was a key element of what turned out to be a winning campaign strategy.
In a new Washington Post interview, Horner, who said he’s staunchly anti-Trump, admitted to feelings of guilt about how things went. The man behind sites with misleading URLs like ABCNews was apparently surprised to find his stories not only gained so much traction in recent months, but very likely had an impact on the U.S. election. He blamed a pervasive willingness among Trump supporters to believe and pass along anything they were told. Obviously, this wasn’t just true with news they found on social media. Trump voters believed transparent lies that came from their candidate as well.
“Nobody fact-checks anything anymore—I mean, that’s how Trump got elected,” Horner told the Post. “He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Horner—who recently posted on Facebook that the group of “people who clicked ads the most, like it’s the cure for cancer, is right-wing Republicans”—added that Trump voters were easy marks for his fake current events write-ups.
“My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time,” Horner marveled. “I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything—they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”
Horner said he wrote that particular article because he’d heard Trump supporters already believed anti-Trump protesters were being paid for their actions, an idea he calls “insane.” But however crazy it may have sounded, it became fact for Trump’s faithful.